KB5000803 improves network traffic during Windows Updates

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  • Patch Tuesday is here yet again, with plenty of improvements for all versions of Windows 10.
  • Those of you running Windows 10 v1607 will be glad to know that KB5000803 is now live.
  • This cumulative update fixes 10 different issues, from vulnerabilities to stop errors.
  • Continue reading below to learn the pros and cons of updating your PC this month.
KB5000803

Patch Tuesday is one of the highlights of every month, especially if your a tech enthusiast, and a fan of keeping your Windows 10 updated with the latest features.

Well, the March Patch Tuesday updates are here, and they bring a how of improvements, tweaks, and fixes that will make your PC a lot more reliable.

One great example would be KB5000803 for Windows 10 v1607.


KB5000803 fixes stop errors, vulnerabilities, and more

According to the official Microsoft homepage that covers KB5000803, installing this cumulative update should improve the following:

Addresses an issue that causes an increase in network traffic during update detection for Windows Updates. This issue occurs on devices that are configured to use an authenticated user proxy as the fallback method if update detection with a system proxy fails or there is no proxy.

Once installed, this cumulative update should make updating yoru OS to be more stable, and with fewer errors.

More so, the reduction in network traffic will make updating your Windows 10 PC go faster.

Of course, this is just one of many changes included in this update, since it also addresses sever vulnerabilities, fixes an issue that resulted in stop errors, and more.


Now that you have a better understanding of the benefits of updating your Windows 10 PC, you can go ahead and download and install the latest cumulative updates.

However, if you’re still not convinced, you can always opt not to update, and you can even postpone any update notifications for up to 35 days.

However, this may leave your PC vulnerable to CVEs, especially since this month alone 97 were discovered, affecting Microsoft and Adobe products.

Whichever the case, know that getting the latest cumulative updates is extremely easy, as there are multiple mediums toa quire them:

  • The Windows Update menu
  • Manually downloading from the Windows Update Catalog
  • Via the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
  • Using a Group Policy if part of a company network.

Whichever the case, your PC will benefit from the latest changes and improvements, so go for it.

What are your opinions about the changes brought by KB5000803?

Let us know whether you’ll update your PC by leaving us a message in the comments section below.

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